New Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) An Air India Express flight from Mangalore to Dammam was diverted to Mumbai this evening when a 22-year-old male passenger complained of stomach ache, suspected to be due to a kidney ailment.

AI IX 885 with 72 passengers on board took off from Mangalore at 6.15 pm. Within an hour of the plane’s departure the passenger complained of a stomach ache and the plane had to be re-routed.

“The passenger was rushed to a hospital in Mumbai. He told our crew members that he suffers from a kidney problem,” said an airline spokesperson.

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